Nationwide Dodges Coverage For Diuron Pollution Suit

Law360, New York (October 8, 2010, 4:19 PM EDT) -- A federal court has ruled that National Mutual Insurance Co. does not have to cover property management company Lang Management Inc. in a suit alleging Lang hired incompetent landscapers who contaminated a golf course with a toxic herbicide.

A pollution exclusion in Lang's policy lets National off the hook for indemnifying or defending Lang, Judge Jose E. Martinez of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida ruled Thursday, granting a Nationwide motion for summary judgment.

Nationwide sued in 2009 to extricate itself from...
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